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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
no laws dealing with school bullying. local governments have started passing regulations to address the issue. they're informing educators, parents and others in the community they have a responsibility to protect children. >>> now let's take a look at the market figures. >>> space exploration has entered the commercial era. a ship built by a u.s. company has blasted off with supplies for astronauts in orbit. the craft is taking over for the space shuttles and taking private enterprise where it's never gone before. here's the story. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: engineers at the u.s. firm spacex developed the unmanned dragon capsule. they launched it from florida. the rocket separated on schedule ten minutes after liftoff. dragon is cruising towards the space station. it's due to dock in three days, 400 kilz meters above the earth. it's carrying nearly a ton of food and experimental equipment. spacex is the first company to handle a supply mission. its contract with nasa is worth $1.6 billion. 11 more dragons are scheduled to fly. the dragon capsule is now headed towards the inte
Oct 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. they have won the past two local derbies. >> coming up after the break, we will look at germany's first private trial in 400 years. and palestinians go to the polls on saturday. >> and if you have any nostalgia for the old vw buses from the 1960's -- i don't know if you remember them -- we have a story about that. >> stay with us. >> welcome back. >> it is the first sentencing of its kind in 400 years. a german court has convicted four somali pirates. >> our next report shows bringing pirates to justice has been a long and complicated process. >> they are a long way from home, and they are not going home anytime soon. 10 somali pirates sentenced by a german court. the three youngest of two years in juvenile detention. it was not a brief trial. the court in hamburg took two years and more than 100 days in session to finally reach its verdict. the 10 men hijacked the german flag container ship in april 2010. the captain managed to send out an sos before hiding with his 15-member crew in the ship's panic room. after a dramatic 3.5-hour rescue mission, dutch commandos detained the pirates.
Oct 17, 2012 2:30pm PDT
-right paramilitary groups are terrorizing the town, and they said that local residents would be too afraid to talk. the recently executed one man as an example. only one soldier was willing to speak to us. >> the people are only doing what they are told. they are scared and just want to stay out of trouble. they avoid everything that could cause more problems or more deaths. >> back in bogota, the government is ready to talk peace with the rebels. while the military has eroded their strength in recent years, they have failed to declare a decisive victory. >> both sides have tried their utmost to win this conflict. the colombian government with the help of the united states has doubled its military and police force. we have a stronger military today in brazil, which is a much larger country. >> the rebels have carried out some terrible attacks in our cities, but the state still has not been able to defeat farc and the rebels have not been able to seize power. >> an estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting on both sides of the border. many are stranded in southern colombia. aft
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the truth for something more pleasant. >> ordinary local people stopped coming here young ago. only those to afford it come these days. many of them have little sympathy with the protesters. >> i think most portuguese understand we have to get our state finances in order. that's the only way we can stabilize the economy. >> people in this suburb may disagree. the food here has to be donated by local bakeries and supermarkets. volunteers distribute it to those who need it most. he said of the project. >> the people who come here are mainly from low-income households. their middle-class families whose income is decreasing rapidly. there are people with jobs or older people who have debts and cannot afford food who need our help, too. >> some 50 families come here on a regular basis. she is collecting the weekly ration for her family of five. she lives with her parents and they are all unemployed. 37% are without a job. the future seems bleak and many are angry with the prime minister. >> if i could, i would throttle him. what do you do? >> with such widespread discontent, pressure on the po
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is more affirmative policy that needs to be created in order to address a very specific local need. i think that will be an area which is going to be an option for the policymaker. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> all right, top imf and world bank representatives spent their day on wednesday talking about risks of a different kind. they traveled to a disaster mitigation conference in northeastern japan, the region that bore the brunt of last year's earthquake and tsunami. officials say it's in everyone's interest to better manage the threats posed by nature and say the people in japan have a lot of lessons to share. nhk world reports. >> reporter: world bank president and christine lagarde took a break from the meeting room they often frequent and went on a field trip. they visited the coastal areas around sendai. last year's tsunami washed ashore here, and it almost washed away this elementary school. the principal explained to lagarde and kim how children, teachers, and local residents survived the disaster by following the evacuation plan they had prepared. >> translator: i ordered
Oct 24, 2012 2:30pm PDT
and how his family at the time in the netherlands, which is where he grew up, were taken down to the local railway station to be put on a train to be taken to auschwitz where the vast majority of his family actually perished. he was at an area of the platform where there was a dutch policeman who saw him together with some of his family members, and he saidcen -- he said, "is g to be another train passing through, and when i lift my hat, you will run and get on that train and you will escape with your life," and that is exactly what happened. tony told me that he hopes this ceremony and memorial here in berlin will be a signal that such horrors will never be repeated in the future. however, he did tell me about his fears that the discrimination against sinti and roma reaches such levels sometimes that he is concerned people have not learned the lessons of history. >> we will have a special report on a german sinti musicians coming up later in the program, but now we shipped our position to greece, where the country's finance minister says he has negotiated a two-year extension. >> despite
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's very important. this will stop the water from going into the subway so we won't have a flood. >> irene last year didn't even look like this after it hit. >> forecasters say they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. and with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005 obama's predecessor george w. bush was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the ci
Oct 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
does not want all of these state-supported local savings banks to be included under the proposed european banking supervisor, at least not immediately. the talk today was about getting a system that is effective. in this process, they say quality is more important than speed. many of these local banks, of course, provide the funding that fuels germany's small businesses, so any changes to the rules could affect the way they do business and could be very unpopular. >> thanks very much for the insights. germany's second-biggest airline has announced another cost- cutting program. air berlin has been operating at a loss since 2008. >> the carrier says its current effort has been running as expected but will not suffice to meet its goal of returning to profit by next year. the airline blamed the sluggish economy, high fuel costs, and the german airline tax. it is not clear whether the new measures will involve job cuts. >> german carmaker daimler-ben s tightening its belt. van at a german business magazine says the figure was revealed by a source, who responded by calling it pure spe
Oct 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
when he was only 2 years old. after visiting a local hospital, he realized that he could use music to improve the lives of sick kids. his organization is called "concerts for a cure." its mission is to raise money for medical research. jourdan encourages talented teen musicians across the country to hold fundraising performances. >> we really look for children who had a cause that they found that was very important to them. and through innovation, they've figured out how to get other children to work with them. they don't have to wait to be leaders of tomorrow -- they're leading today. >> the founders of the award program say their honorees prove you don't have to be a grownup to do something big. >> the only thing that controls your opportunity is what's up here. it's also what allows you to grow your opportunities. so don't be afraid. try things because it means something to you. >> kids as young as 7 can be nominated for the award. top honorees receive a grant of at least $25,000 for their organization. to find out more, there's a link on our website. the spirit of the award is
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. so we had un-- it was an untapped resource. >> the kids also collected coupons outside their local supermarket, which became a supportive partner in the project. we also had boxes, shoe boxes at each register, for our cashiers to collect coupons for the students. >> the students from bernardsville middle school gathered all the coupons and then hit the aisles. >> it's a lot harder than it seems it would be, 'cause you've got to make sure of the expiration date, and it's the exact size and exact brand. >> i learned that it's really hard work, but it's really fun, too. >> they also had to keep in mind that the soup kitchen can only use certain types of products. >> we need things that don't expire easily, not perishable fruits. >> we bought canned fruit... >> canned meat and vegetables... >> soups. >> ...pasta and coffee... >> and we bought necessities like toothpaste. >> ...deodorant. >> ...and a lot of personal-care supplies for the people that would come into the soup kitchen. >> between the $500 grant, their coupons, as well as donations and discounts from the store, the kids cam
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
faraway places, smaller towns like arles made do with snarly local beasts, like wild boar, bears, and so on. like in nimes, the arena in arles is still used for concerts, bullfights, and other spectacles. in tumultuous medieval times, locals bricked up the arches, turning the stadium into a fortified town. over a hundred humble homes were crammed within its circular defenses. three of its medieval towers survive. perhaps arles' most famous resident was a dutchman -- vincent van gogh. he was 35 when he moved here in 1888, and it was here that he discovered the light that inspired in him an explosion of creativity. van gogh, coming from the gray skies and flatlands of holland and paris, was inspired by everything provencal. he claimed, "the whole future of art is to be found here in the south of france." here in arles, nearly everywhere you turn, you see scenes that could have inspired van gogh. while here, he worked in a flurry, producing more paintings than at any other period of his too-brief career -- nearly 200 canvases in just over a year. you can still visit the places that inspired
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
local but some oil, scientists want to make cleaning agents and plastics that are less harmful to the environment. carbos products rely heavily on fossil fuels. one researcher says the new project is a step up in scale. >> normally we are in our labs doing in test tube size scales. occasionally, we might use a 100 leader reactor. this time, the goal is to go big, tons, a cubic meters. >> the pilot plant is just one of many looking to shake up the industry. the bio economy association consists of 80 industry leaders. they players -- big players like chemical producers, to them, the association is an investment in the future. >> the future of the industry is green. everyone talks about sustainability. we walk the walk and frankly we have no other choice. the oil wells will not float forever. >> oil refineries still loom larger, but the winds are changing. >> not to an update from somalia where african union and somali troops have consolidated their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the last urban stronghold of the islamist militia which made what it called a tactical
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. voters in bosnia are heading to the polls in local elections on sunday. the ballot is widely expected to see an ethnic serbs become mayor of srebrenica for the first time since the 1995 massacre. >> for 7 years, a muslim has been mayor there. >> the mood is tense in srebrenica. people are nervous as elections near after weeks of campaigning. >> many here -- for the first time since the end of the war, the town could be led by one of their own, by a serb mayor. until now, srebrenica has been run by a representative of the town's muslims, the minority after the massacre. the exception in the law no longer applies. many muslims are horrified at the looming changes. back in april, they lobbied the u.s. ambassador, hoping to convince him they needed a bosnian muslim in city hall to speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming may
Oct 9, 2012 2:30pm PDT
get the information from the internet and local media. they hear about the crisis and naturally, they have reservations. >> hydraulic presses to form metal are just one of the products this firm turns out. he is sure his company will survive, and he is determined to become a poster child for the eu and imf's insistence on exporting, but he does not think many other creek companies will manage that. >> it is simply very difficult for a company to establish itself abroad on short notice. you have to set up offices there as well as a lot of other things. a lot of companies cannot do it that fast no matter how hard they try. they go bust. they closed down. >> is working closely with the german engineering company to boost foreign sales. the company's are marketing their machinery together, and the strategy is bearing fruit -- the company's -- the companies are marketing their machinery together, and the strategy is bearing fruit. emma we are operating -- >> we're operating with a german company. we have been cooperating technically for a long time. the company is recognized, and it
Oct 16, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the local economy take a sharp downturn. steel makers left, and the auto supply industry hit rock-bottom in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. many businesses were forced to shut their doors. bruce was a retired engineer at a company that made parts for general motors. he saw it all happen. >> so many good things and so many good people work here, and now to see it in such a state, it is really hurtful. >> he worked at delphi for 30 years. he did not just lose his job. like thousands of others, he lost much of his retirement money. >> my pension was reduced to about 30% at a time when i had four children in college. i was supposed to be in my best earning years, but it turned out to be just a horrible time. >> in a bid to save u.s. carmakers, the obama administration poured money into the industry. now, parts suppliers have found their feet again, but that does not impress bruce, who says he has lost faith in the government. >> it is impossible to believe that they say anything honestly. they only speak to keep themselves in power and could not really care less. >> not everyon
Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
in virginia at 5.9% is far below the national average. we spoke with kim gray, who works on the local school board. four of her seven children in college. >> we see firsthand what the government can do to turn people's lives around. i am a mother of four college students. without a pell grant and opportunities for financial aid, my children would not have the opportunity for higher education. >> in many respects, virginia is a microcosm of the u.s. -- a state split into conservative rural areas and liberal urban ones, and the polls here are all pointing to a close race. >> german and afghan special forces have captured a high- level taliban commander in afghanistan. >> was seized in the north of the country. he is alleged to have been responsible for the hijacking of two nato oil tankers in 2009 as well as the deaths of three german soldiers in 2010. nato later bombed the tankers, killing more than 100 people. dw-tv's political correspondent gave us this update. >> he was captured on friday in a joint operation lasting three hours involving afghan special forces and german special forces. he
Oct 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
for that attack. it is believed it was revenge for the recent killing of a local television leader. it comes amid plans to withdraw foreign troops by the end of 2014. >> the man blew himself up as people left the mosque. many of the dead were policemen. the bomb was struck -- the bomber struck as the police chief got into his car, only narrowly escaping death. on the muslim festival of sacrifice. >> the attack margin a number of afghan police -- martyred in number of afghan police. the taliban has said muslims into morning. >> the afghan president condemned the attack and called on moderate taliban to join his government. he said the attackers are the enemies of islam, and he is praying for peace in afghanistan. in berlin, the foreign minister promised germany's continued support. >> we will not let up in our efforts to work with afghanis and build a better, more peaceful future for afghanistan. this barbaric attack will not stop us from standing with the children, the families come the people of afghanistan as they forged towards a better future. >> for now, there's little sign of peace in afgha
Oct 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT
north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with the storm over the coming days. >> hurricane sandy is expected to collide with a winter storm and arctic winds, making it even more dangerous. it is due to hit the east coast on monday night. >> for more on this story, we are joined by our correspondent in new york. bring us up-to-date on the latest. how close is this to new york city? >> the storm is getting closer every minute. the weather is getting worse. the hurricane is probably hitting the city by monday night. people are expecting to be without -- that they will not be able to leave their house for days. the storm will be much longer than the next hurricane -- the last hurricane to hit new york city a year ago. there were long lines at the supermarket. it was difficult to get water, milk, batteries. some of the shelves are empty. there was no morning rush today. the streets are empty. nobody going out. transit shut down. sch
Oct 17, 2012 6:30pm PDT
are terrorizing the town, and they said that local residents would be too afraid to talk. the recently executed one man as an example. only one soldier was willing to speak to us. >> the people are only doing what they are told. they are scared and just want to stay out of trouble. they avoid everything that could cause more problems or more deaths. >> back in bogota, the government is read to talk peace wh tel decisive victory. >> both sides have tried their utn nmthatand police force. we have a stronger military >> the rebels have carried out defeat farc the estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting onotsin comb. huanw e leserin p so ead tooras theorecio --my life hasel r theasshcaild. spe e ac pce,aspred thults dinkint a, o o guiea,t smsis ilfaut e ghr defheuron de csi beevomth stie minne. w 8ononyedrement eodlatateorhr months. eaerorasrs a threats uyoaklandfall, but could causeomla fldsnd dangerous ocean swells. huice. >> ofcis fgnian se ast 45 afghan soldiers have -njed ia iceasinheasof the country. the bomberro h elove lan vehicles into a joint tofgn be. the taliban
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
will be gathering in the city on tuesday. some locals have opened an information center to make sure their stay goes smoothly. about 20,000 government representatives from around the world will attend meetings and other events throughout the week. local business people opened an information center in the district. staff will tell visitors about tourist destinations around the city. members of the japan national tourism organization are ready with maps and tablet devices to help people find restaurants and tourist sites. >> translator: i hope many visitors will get a sense of what's great about japan, tokyo. i'd like them to visit again and spread the word. >> they will get free wi-fi service and measure buildings. they will also take walking tours to see the district and the imperial palace. >>> employment figures in the united states show improvements in september as the presidential campaign heats up in the country the news could provide a boost to president barack obama. u.s. department officials say the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% last month down 0.3 percentage points since august. the low
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of vehicles littered the street. along with the dead the explosion wounded more than 70 others. local media said he played a role in detaining a cabinet minister that supported assad. >> i think this is a message we should convey today and say whatever we are, whether we are from the opposition, from the majority, from this or that group, we refuse these kinds of acts. >> no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. >>> the effort the end syria's civil war ramps up again this weekend. the united nations is in damascus asked for a temporary cease-fire. the meeting with syria's foreign minister and is expected to sit down with president assad. he'll repeat his call for government forces and opposition fighters to put down their weapons during the upcoming islamic festival. >> translator: we will talk about the cease-fire and the syrian issue in general. it's important to decrease the violence. we will talk with the government and political parties and civil society about the syrian issue. >> he'll explain a proposal to send peacekeepers to syria. unarmed u.n. observers left the country i
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